Mahabalipuram Light House - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting
Things to know
About Mahabalipuram Light House
It is open to tourists since 2011. It is closed in 2001 due to the LTTE attack. This is one of the Indias oldest lighthouse.
Attractions Near Mahabalipuram Light House
Descent of the Ganges
0.28km from Mahabalipuram Light House
Descent of the Ganges is a huge rock monument located on West Raja Street in Mahabalipuram. Carved in the 7th century during the Pallava reign on the face of an enormous boulder, this along with the adjacent carving, Arjuna's Penance, is one of the largest open-air rock sculptures in the world.
The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology
15.1km from Mahabalipuram Light House
This is to promote the conservation of the reptiles and amphibians and theirhabitats through education scientifc research and captive breeding.
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Location of Mahabalipuram Light House
What Visitors Say About Mahabalipuram Light House
This relatively new lighthouse was constructed in 1887. India's oldest lighthouse built around 640 AD stands next to this modern structure. The Pallava era old lighthouse is a protected monument and bonfires were lit on top of it to aid the mariners then. The new lighthouse and the old lighthouse are adjacent to each other. You can get on top of the lighthouse but at the time we were visiting, the lift was not operational. Had to climb a lot of steps to reach the top (Although I skipped climbing up since I have already been to few lighthouses before). The location at which the lighhouse situates is pretty spectacular, on top of lard rock, overlooking the sea. I bet the surise from up top will be super beautiful to watch.
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